Exploring Trona Pinnacles

Trona, CA - Search Nearby - Added by Sal Cavazos

For the "other-worldly" experience, Trona Pinnacles is a must see. It's no wonder this place has been used to film many Sci-Fi movies. Giant tufas surround you in this eerie yet peaceful location where they turn into towering silhouettes draped in a background of billions of stars.

From the drive in to the drive out, bone-chilling and awe-inspiring landscape as far as the eye can see. Caterpillars, spiders and the "company providing" sound of an owl will help you feel right at home in an otherwise "other-worldly" location. Terrain is rough as these giants were formed from calcium and alkaline thousands of years ago. Four-wheel drive is suggested but not required. Dress appropriate for the seasons. Beware of summer days as it can reach 115-120 degrees. Camping here is free and easy as it is BLM land. 

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Camping
Photography
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible
Scenic
Wildflowers
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Got to the pinnacles in an economy car, however I can see the roads have potential for needing higher clearance. Have fun and be safe!

Love this place! Get there early a.m. and see an amazing sunset and/or moonset! Alway bring a camera and lots of water! Got to the pinnacles in a

It's best to go in the spring, early in the AM during a new moon!